stoichiometry

noun stoi·chi·om·e·try \ ˌstȯi-kē-ˈä-mə-trē \

Definition of stoichiometry

1 : a branch of chemistry that deals with the application of the laws of definite proportions and of the conservation of mass and energy to chemical activity
2 a : the quantitative relationship between constituents in a chemical substance
b : the quantitative relationship between two or more substances especially in processes involving physical or chemical change

Origin and Etymology of stoichiometry

Greek stoicheion element (from stoichos row) + English -metry; akin to Greek steichein to walk, go — more at stair


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stoichiometry

noun stoi·chi·om·e·try \ ˌstȯi-kē-ˈäm-ə-trē \

medical Definition of stoichiometry

plural stoichiometries
1 : a branch of chemistry that deals with the application of the laws of definite proportions and of the conservation of mass and energy to chemical activity
2 a : the quantitative relationship between constituents in a chemical substance
b : the quantitative relationship between two or more substances especially in processes involving physical or chemical change

stoichiometric

play \-kē-ə-ˈme-trik\ adjective

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